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The Lottery Corporation was created following the demerger from Tabcorp in 2022.

We're excited by what's to come, but it couldn't have happened without the story that brought us here.

It began with a sweep.

Our lotteries business dates back to 1881 when George Adams organised the first Tattersalls public sweep on the Sydney Cup. By 1896, Tattersalls Sweeps began selling tickets across Australia - even to our neighbours in New Zealand by post.

As momentum grew, Tattersalls acquired the Victorian public lottery licence in 1954. Over the next decade, public lotteries were state government-owned in other jurisdictions. From 2007, there was a period of privatisation of public lotteries when Tatts Group acquired Golden Casket, followed by NSW Lotteries in 2010 and SA Lotteries in 2012.

Tatts Group then merged with Tabcorp in 2017.

In 1991 Keno started being played in NSW registered clubs and was then introduced into other Australian states and territories. 

Today is exciting.

Fast forward to 2022, Tabcorp's Lotteries & Keno business demerged to form The Lottery Corporation - the leader in the Australian lotteries and Keno market, and one of the highest performing lottery businesses globally.

Check out the timeline below.

Our Timeline


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June 2022

The Lottery Corporation officially launches


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May 2022

The Lottery Corporation (TLC) lists on the ASX


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February 2022

Tabcorp awarded a new 20-year Keno licence in Victoria until 2042


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December 2021

The Lottery Corporationannounced as the name of Tabcorp's demerged Lotteries & Keno business


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July 2021

Tabcorp announces plans to demerge its Lotteries & Keno business


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2019

Omni-channel program launches, supporting retailers to provide an enhanced omni-channel customer experience


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2017

Tabcorp combines with Tatts Group Limited to create a world-class, diversified entertainment group under the Tabcorp brand


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2016

Launch of The Lott umbrella brand


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2015

Set For Life launches


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2012

Tatts Group acquires SA Lotteries


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2010

Tatts Group acquires NSW Lotteries


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2007

Tattersalls acquires Talarius and Golden Casket and changes its name to Tatts Group Limited


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2005

Tattersalls lists on the ASX and acquires Bytecraft


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1996

Powerball launches


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1994

Oz Lotto - Australia’s first national game - launches


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1991

Keno is introduced in NSW registered clubs


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1984

The world’s first lottery player registration service (now known as The Lott Members Club) is introduced


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1982

Instant Scratch-Its go on sale for the first time


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1881

George Adams organises the first Tattersalls public sweep on the Sydney Cup


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